a brief history
The history of the first India Pentecostal Assembly of Seattle in Washington State began in April 1996 at a home in Federal Way, Washington State. Few malayalee believers from the State of Kerala came together in a home at Federal way, Washington State with a desire to worship God in truth and spirit, thus began the first worship service in Malayalam. For the first few months, Pastor. Samuel Chacko provided leadership to this small group.
In May 1996, the church decided to employ a part time pastor and searched for a suitable candidate. During that time Pastor. C V. Andrews came to Seattle for a visit. Having understood our need for a pastor, he recommended Pastor. Victor George from Florida State. In June 1996, he joined IPAS as a part time pastor.
To accommodate more believers, in August 1996 the church moved to a classroom in Trinity Community Church, Kent, Washington. The church slowly began to grow and added more believers with the blessing of our Lord Jesus Christ. In 2005, the church moved to a community center, SeaTac, Washington. 1n 2006, God enabled us to purchase a church in Seattle, Washington State. In 2013 the church bought a parsonage for the pastor.
Pastor. Victor George's term ended in June 2007. Pastor. M O Samuel joined IPAS as the Senior Pastor on July 2007 and his term ended on June 2012. Pr. P C Abraham (Florida) joined IPAS as the Senior Pastor on July 2012 and his term ended on March 2019. Pr. Roy Thomas (San Antonio) joined IPAS as the Senior Pastor on April 2019.
Ministries include worship services every Sunday morning, Sunday school for children ages 3 years to 18 years and Sunday school for adults and youth. Our youth ministry includes Sunday school, ‘Chosen’ meeting on every first Sunday of the month, seminars, song practices, debates, community services and Vacation Bible school.
IPAS website was created in 2001 and about 2000 visitors regularly listen to our weekly sermon, testimonies and archived sermons every month.